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Operation Brain Freeze

Operation Brain Freeze is underway and will continue until September 2nd! Bicycle safety saves lives and prevents injury. We love to reward the children of our community for obeying the law. This summer our officers will be “ticketing“ children who obey bicycle safety laws and are wearing their bike helmets. Every “ticket” is for an [...]

By | 2018-07-06T18:59:00+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Operation Brain Freeze

Runaway Horse

  Here's something that we don't see every day in Toms River - a runaway horse. While on patrol, Officer Inglis observed a horse running north on Massachusetts Ave in the area of Route 70 without its owner. Several attempts were made to stop the horse but were unsuccessful. The horse continued east on Route [...]

By | 2018-08-17T00:14:23+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Runaway Horse

MADD Annual Award Breakfast

The Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MAAD) annual award breakfast honors the top 700 cops out of the 34,000 in the state in DWI arrests. Congratulations to our very own Officer Robert Westfall and Officer Adam Koeppen for being nominated for awards this year. This is Officer Westfall’s 8th “Top Cop” award for having the most [...]

By | 2018-06-15T11:59:51+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MADD Annual Award Breakfast

Police Ball 1941

If you were a Toms River/ Dover Township resident 77 years ago this month, in 1941, you would be polishing your shoes and pressing your best slacks. The Bay Shore Inn was hosting the 9th Annual Police Ball. For the bargain price of 50 cents you could hear the Rhythm Queens 12 piece all girl [...]

By | 2018-06-15T11:59:59+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Police Ball 1941

Rescued Fawn

This morning, Officer Jay Putkowski rescued a fawn who was stranded and vulnerable. Officer Putkowski gently wrapped the young deer with some towels and contacted the Wildlife Rescue Center. The deer is healthy and was named “Buck.” Officer Putkowski hopes to team up with wildlife official to help locate “Bucks” mother and reunite the family.

By | 2018-06-15T12:00:30+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rescued Fawn

2018 Police Unity Tour

We would like to wish all officers participating in the 2018 Unity Tour a safe journey. Over 500 riders began their ride from New Jersey to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C this morning. Their hope is to bring awareness of Police Officers who have died in the line of duty and [...]

By | 2018-05-10T18:31:16+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Police Unity Tour

2018 Jingle Bells Run Scholarship Breakfast

The Toms River Police Foundation was pleased to award scholarships to these well-deserving students from the four high schools in Toms River. The scholarships are from the 19th Annual Jingle Bells Run and are selected by the race committee. We would like to thank Toms River Schools TEAM program and the Donovan Catholic Interact program [...]

By | 2018-06-15T12:50:43+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2018 Jingle Bells Run Scholarship Breakfast

Bring Your Child To Work Day

Once upon a time going to work with your child was just like any other day.  Not at Toms River Police Department!  It started with about 5 kids sitting next to their parents desks for the day when Chief Little thought to give them a break and take them for a tour of the building and ride [...]

By | 2018-05-10T19:11:14+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bring Your Child To Work Day


UPDATE:  Fugitive Toms River arson suspect nabbed in Georgia by U.S. Marshals ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE:  Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little are asking media outlets to post the attached picture of Kenneth Lyons, 36, of Ocean, New Jersey, wanted for the charges of Aggravated Arson and Attempted Murder. The [...]

By | 2018-06-15T12:47:32+00:00 April 17th, 2018|BE ON THE LOOK OUT|Comments Off on WANTED FOR AGGRAVATED ARSON AND ATTEMPTED MURDER